TADHack has grown yet again, with over 3300 registrations, quite a few locations had close to 300, and of course TADHack Sri Lanka leads the pack On the second TADHack global weekend there were close to 80 hacks created from around the world. The locations running on 29 Sept – 1 Oct were: Sri Lanka, Pune, Athens, London, Lusaka, Madrid (29/30 Sept), Paris, Popayán, and Singapore. We do not have space to list out all the hacks created, we’ll link to weblogs that do deeper dives into individual locations, like TADHack Chicago, TADHack London, TADHack ANZ. This weblog summarizes the winners from the second weekend (both local and global prizes that were announced on Monday 2nd Oct). Winners from Weekend 1 are reviewed here.
I’m asked on occasion why I use such an unfashionable word as telecoms in TADHack. A common quote is “that word is old-school, complex, irrelevant, puts off developers, I hate my telco.” Alternative suggestions include communications, cloud communications, real time communications. Which are all euphemisms for telecoms, by people that simply can not bring themselves to use the t-word. I covered this topic in my welcome address at TADHack Global 2015. Telecoms is a broad term that captures the essence of the angle from which TADHack views the world. Telecoms is hard, its powerful, it connects people and things. We purposefully and proudly use the t-word as its defined: telecoms the transmission of information, as words, sounds, or images, usually over great distances, in the form of electromagnetic signals, as by telegraph, telephone, radio, television or internet.
Telecoms (phone and exchanges) came into existent back in the 1870s, based on the work dating back to the 1840s, of many, many individuals. Small companies built local telephone businesses town by town, as it became popular and strategically important, regulators got involved and with consolidation telcos, carriers, network operators, cable cos came into existance. Programmable telecoms has democratizes telecoms so individuals and small companies are again empowered. We’ve come full circle, and as Craig Walker’s keynote highlighted is a great time to be in this business.
To be fair when people complain about the t-word, they are also pointing out that TADHack is so much more than telecoms. Its a global event focused on helping people solve problems that matter to them in the lives and local local community. I’m open to all suggestions on how we capture this aspect, we’re an open community at TADHack.
So onto review the weekend #2 winners.
Athens run by Barphone and Telestax
Queuesome by Aron Feher, Sven Neuhaus, Alexandros Touloupis used Telestax. Eliminates waiting in queues by taking them online. Won first place location prize.
IoT SMS Monitoring & Controlling by George, Christos used Telestax. IoT mode is responsible for monitoring and controlling. The monitoring notifications and the control commands are utilizing SMS via the Telestax technology stack. Won second place location prize and Telestax global winner.
SS7 attacks on Telestax’s JSS7 SMSC Gateways by Nikos, Kampolis, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. Try to demonstrate attacks on SS7 and intercept SMS. Won third place location prize.
London run in cooperation with UCL and Ideal London
PhoneGuard used Apifonica by Ousama, Michael, Mark. A system for charging unsolicited callers a fee to call you, solving one of the ideas proposed by Dean Bubley. Apifonica global winner.
state of the chart by Emma, Gareth, Robert used Matrix and Vidyo. A tool for remote design meetings. Web based video calling with the ability to covert pen-on-paper sketches to shared click-and-dragable drawings. Won the location prize as well as Vidyo global winner.
Pushtime by Aviral used Matrix. Syncs your phone to your computer over the secure, end-to-end encrypted Matrix protocol, using an Android app on one end and a Chrome extension on the other. It works cross platform, and with multiple devices at the same time too! Won the location prize as well as Matrix global winner.
Culturoo by Gladwin, Chris, Awais, Jardin, Immaneul used Apifonica and Matrix A web calling platform that promotes cultural learning through compelling suggestions for communication. This was the first hackathon for many of the team, and they won the location prize, and here is a write-up of their experiences.
Polite.ai by Rob, Joe, Lucy, Mercer, John used Matrix. It was focused on nailing the troll problem in real time chat. Won the location prize as well as Matrix global winner.
Project Clearwater over RINA by Matt, Yin. Implementation of Project Clearwater IMS core running over RINA network architecture. Won the ArcFire challenge.
Apifonica Node.js contribution by Steven and Lily. A node library to make accessing APIfonica easy. Apifonica global winner.
Rome by Steven and Lily Madar used Apifonica. “Reach me anywhere” – A way of contacting someone, in a variety of ways, depending on the time of day. Apifonica global winner.
Madrid run by ETSIT UPM
GrowApps – Triton by Washington, Andres, Rosa used Apifonica, Matrix, Telestax, Temasys. Emergency SMS Notification Service, our application would be connected to governmental monitoring services of natural disasters, as earthquakes, volcano eruptions or tsunamis, and when one of this events happens, an automated message including the GPS location is sent to a trustee contact of our registered users. Won location first prize, Matrix and Temasys global winners.
Yournalism – NewsCast by Rafael, Gianfranco, David used Telestax, Temasys. Professional informative streaming platform. Won location second prize.
Project Almanzor by José Antonio,
Víctor used Apifonica and Temasys. Our hack provides the necessary link between the patient and the doctor with a flawlessly experience. For that we are using . Won location third prize
Triple – Ciclo by Manuel, Marcelo, Jose Carlos used Apifonica, Vidyo. Ciclo: The Do-It-Yourself Repairment Marketplace. Apifonica and Vidyo global winners.
Paris run by Voxist, Apidaze, Smarly.ai, Cap Gemini, Telestax, CM, DOJO
The Button Game by Quentin used Matrix. Hack to transfotm Matrix into a Database. Matrix Global winner.
AromaBot by Samah and Abdoulaye used Telestax. Omni-channel customer care for Aroma therapy recommendations for your health problems. Won location prize and Telestax Global winner.
Popayán run by Creatic, UniCauca.net, IEEE, University of Cauca
TechTeamCo by Andrea, Sebastian, Giovanni, Camila, David using Telestax. Geolocation system in catastrophe situations to rescue people using USSD or SMS. Then use the data for analysis and prevention of future catastrophes. Won Location Prize and Telestax Global winner.
R+ by Susana, Julián, Camilo using Temasys. Implementation of augmented reality to an online multiplayer game with 3D features, they used the temays sdk to enable the online multiplayer features. Won Location Prize.
DoctorNowTeam by Fabian, Camilo, Manuel, Javier using Temasys. Delay in appointment management with medical specialists in remote zones, it’s a web platform that allows to connect patients with specialists, It uses Temasys for video calls and messaging for communication in order to facilitate communication from remote or rural places to provide health services, through telehealth. Won Location Prize.
Pune run by 10,000 Start-ups, seed, Le Monture, and Telestax
United IoT Ecosystem by Prasad, Swapnil & Rasik using Telestax. Won TADHack Location Prize.
Voedselbanken by Shubham, Pridhvi, Somesh, Salil & Ravleen using Telestax. Won 1st runner TADHack Location Prize.
Telefire by Apurva & Nikesh using Telestax. Won 2nd runner TADHack Location Prize.
Singapore run by Spacemob, Temasys
HackAMole by Avinash, Nat, Lavanya, Alex using Temasys. Serverless game using WebRTC datachannel, audio, video, Playable on iOS Safari 11, Android Web, and Desktop web browser, re-imagining the timeless circus arcade game of Whack-a-Mole. Native iOS, Native Android, as well as web-only Safari on iOS, Chrome on Android. Uses messages, distributed events, and datachannel capabilities of the Temasys SDKs and Platform. Won Location Prize first place.
EnVinceable by Vincent, Leticia, Jackie using Temasys. Add contextual and relevant data to the “video call” use cases… including sentiment analysis, object detection and OCR detection, quickly and in the cloud. Won Location Prize second place.
MyLaundry Inc. by SD using Telestax. Alerts, messaging, and telcall service to support laundry and fabric care ecommerce service. AVRS menu using Telestax for selecting brands, scents, subscribing to repeat orders, services, etc. Won Location Prize third place.
Sri Lanka run by hSenid Mobile
Triggr by Pasindu Chathuranga Wijesena, Ravindu Ramesh Perera, Thilara Ekanayake, Sahan Hirantha Ratnayake, Sasindu Jayashma – This is a mobile based service used to automate daily tasks & broadcast the information to necessary parties of interest. Won Location Prize first place.
Hello Mom by Fathima, Sameeha, Atheeb. SMS platform that will educate pregnant women on their gestation week or infant’s week number. Won Location Prize second place.
GYDme by Nipuna, Sajidh, Achira, Dulitha, Thishan. Guide me is a low cost, hassle free and on-demand replacement for regular tour guide to help travelers. Web Call Back API as been integrated but not end to end connectivity is established Won Location Prize third place.